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Baltimore Gas and Electric Deploys C3 Energy Smart Grid Analytics

C3 Energy announced today that Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE), a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation, has successfully deployed C3 Revenue Protection™ and C3 AMI Operations™ across BGE’s two million meter smart grid network, to help achieve its goals of ensuring cost-effective, efficient, and reliable energy delivery. The two C3 Energy Smart Grid Analytics™ solutions analyze over 35 billion rows of data from twelve BGE and third-party data sources to provide critical, actionable insight to the BGE revenue protection and grid operational teams, helping these teams to operate more efficiently and effectively. The data sources include MDMS, head end, CIS, work management, EAM, OMS, GIS, CMS, and meter installation vendor systems, among others. The C3 Energy Smart Grid Analytics solutions were deployed on time, on budget, and within full scope, only six months from project initiation.

“BGE team members are enthusiastic about the efficiencies they are already seeing from C3 Energy solutions, meaning greater value to BGE customers in terms of improved service reliability at affordable rates,” said A. Christopher Burton, vice president for smart grid and technology, BGE.

BGE serves over 1.2 million electric customers and more than 650,000 gas customers in a 2,300-square-mile area encompassing Baltimore City and all or part of ten counties in Central Maryland. C3 Energy and Accenture worked closely with BGE’s IT and business teams through the process of integrating, implementing, user testing, and launching the solutions. C3 Revenue Protection identifies load profile anomalies and outliers, while C3 AMI Operations validates the operational functionality and integrity of the automated metering infrastructure (AMI) network, helping the operational team ensure high levels of service reliability for BGE customers. Together, the two solutions reduce instances of unbilled energy at BGE.

“BGE, in the successful implementation of C3 Energy Smart Grid Analytics with Accenture, is helping shape the industry’s use of enterprise-scale analytics,” said Kelly Gallant, Senior Managing Director, North America Utilities, Accenture. “BGE’s executive and technical teams have a clear vision of what they want to achieve.”

The initial results from the two solutions put BGE on track to achieve its goals for reductions in unbilled energy, which is expected to deliver tens of millions of dollars per year in economic value to BGE and its customers.

"The BGE implementation of C3 Energy Smart Grid Analytics is one of the most sophisticated examples of machine learning in power delivery today. The system analyzes data from hundreds of thousands of devices, then generates hundreds of analytic features per device, all in real time," said J. Zico Kolter, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University. “The machine-learning algorithms then use this data to evolve automatically over time, ensuring the effective resolution of grid operational issues.”

“It is an honor to work closely with the thought leaders across Exelon Utilities on their smart grid initiatives,” said Ed Abbo, President and CTO, C3 Energy. “The BGE team is motivated, capable, and fast-moving, and it is a pleasure to help them realize their vision of how an information technology-enabled utility can improve its efficiency and effectiveness in the service of its customers.”

C3 Revenue Protection

C3 Revenue Protection is a SaaS software solution that minimizes utility revenues lost to theft and meter malfunction. C3 Revenue Protection identifies suspicious energy usage, quantifies the amount of revenue and energy loss at stake, and prioritizes the order of investigation cases, so that utilities can quickly address energy loss, rectify malfunctions and unsafe conditions, and capture additional revenues.

C3 AMI Operations

C3 AMI Operations is a SaaS software solution that increases AMI smart meter operational efficiency, reduces operational costs, and improves customer satisfaction by ensuring the operational effectiveness of smart meter systems during both AMI meter deployment and throughout the ongoing operation of the AMI smart meter network.

About C3 Energy

C3 Energy is an enterprise SaaS application software company that harnesses the power of big data, smart grid analytics, social networking, and cloud computing to improve the safety, reliability, and efficiency of power delivery. C3 Energy’s family of utility-tested and proven smart grid analytics products deliver end-to-end solutions across the entire smart grid value chain, from energy grid capital asset allocation, transmission, distribution, and advanced metering, to the customer experience and energy efficiency programs. C3 Energy products enable utility operators to realize the full benefit of their smart grid and energy system investments. Learn more at C3Energy.com.

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